Nightlife Menorca: Less bustling than its neighbor Majorca, Menorca is a favorite destination for those looking for a relaxed holiday, although it still offers plenty of options for evening entertainment. Detailed guide to the nightlife of Menorca and the best places to go out in the evening.
Menorca is certainly the quietest island of the Balearics , less frequented by mass tourism and more suitable for families and couples who want to have fun in a moderate way. In fact, Menorca has a decent nightlife , even if it is very far from the glamor and excesses of Ibiza and Mallorca .
The island is much more reserved, intimate and welcoming, less touristy and wilder, thanks also to the presence of a natural park that extends over a large part of the island. This naturalistic jewel of the Balearic Islands boasts 200 kilometers of beaches, a blue sea that is suitable for the practice of any water sport, fresh pine forests and suggestive panoramic points (including the unmissable Monte Toro ). Furthermore, the mild climate all year round makes the island attractive to visit in any season.
While Menorca's popularity for nightlife is overshadowed by neighboring Majorca, there are still plenty of nightclubs, bars and discos on the island , concentrated in the main tourist resorts. At sunset, after a dinner in one of the many fish restaurants and a tour of the stalls and shops, you can head towards one of the many cocktail bars ( "bar de copas" ) and sip a good drink on a charming terrace outside open.
Menorca's nightlife is concentrated in the two main city centers of the island, the current capital Mahón and the ancient Ciutadella . Night clubs can be found along the port and seafront area and also in the historic center of Ciutadella. A lot of people flock here after dark to stroll and drink in one of the many bars, restaurants and pubs with terraces. For hardened revelers there is no shortage of discopubs and discos where you can dance until the morning : most clubs stay open until six in the morning, so you will have time to have fun in the evening!
You can also find some bars and nightclubs in Cala en Porter, Binibeca, or in the port area of Es Castell.
But don't forget that Menorca's nightlife in summer doesn't start before 11pm or midnight , so don't be surprised if the clubs and disco bars are empty before then! The bigger clubs usually feature the latest dance music, as well as classic dance beats from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Latin music has caught on with the recent influx of immigrants from Brazil and Argentina, so you'll find plenty of nightclubs featuring Latin rhythms like Salsa, Tango and the like. Outside of the summer period, however, the clubs open only on weekends.
If discos and bars aren't your thing, you can take advantage of the many events in Mallorca , including films or open-air concerts or the numerous music festivals, such as the classical music festival held in Ciutadella, or the International Festival of Music in Mahon. Other popular events such as Opera Week and the Menorca Film Festival .
Clubs and discos in Menorca
Cova d'en Xoroi
(Urbanización Cala en Porter, Carrer de sa Cova, 2, Alaior, Menorca) Open Sunday to Wednesday from 11.30 to 2.00, Thursday from 11.30 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.30 to 6.00.
Located in Cala'n Porter, near the town of Alaior, the Cova d'en Xoroi is the most famous nightclub in Menorca and also one of the most exclusive clubs in the world : a must for all those who want to immerse themselves in the nightlife of Menorca .
Carved into the rocks overlooking the sea, this club boasts one of the most suggestive locations ever, from which it is possible to admire the best sunset on the island of Menorca while listening to good music and dancing to the rhythm of dance music. This classy club offers great music played by famous DJs and you can dance until dawn. During the day, Cova d'en Xoroi is a popular meeting place to drink a good cocktail and chat, while after sunset it becomes the busiest disco on the island. The most magical moment is during sunset, when the rocks are tinged with orange and pink, giving a romantic and very suggestive atmosphere.
Ciutadella: clubs, discos and bars
Ciutadella is one of the two main towns on Menorca and boasts some of the best bars and clubs on the whole island . The diverse nature of Ciutadella, with its port atmosphere, picturesque old town and commercial areas, offers night clubs for all tastes, whether you are looking for a quiet spot, a romantic evening or a full-blown party, the hub of the Menorcan nightlife is here .
In the Port area, called "Pla de Sant Joan" , there are numerous cocktail bars, live music venues and disco bars where you can dance until late. The nightclubs are located next to each other and it is customary to spend the evening bar hopping. Also, most bars have roof terraces where you can relax under the stars.
(Passeig es Pla de Sant Joan, 3, 07760 Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 5.30am.
Located in the port of Ciutadella, the Jazzbah is one of the busiest nightclubs in Menorca . The club always plays great music, which is one of the reasons why it is frequented by so many tourists and young locals. There are live jazz concerts by local and mainland bands, musicians performing a wide range of musical styles as well as evenings with resident djs and house, r'n'b, funky and chill out music. There is also an open-air lounge terrace on the upper floor where you can relax and have a nice drink. Admission is usually free unless there are concerts or special events.
(Es Pla de Sant Joan, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open Thursday to Saturday from 10pm to 5.30am.
Located near the port, the Kopas is an elegant club on three floors with free entry with music ranging from house to pop, rock and Latin American music to satisfy all tastes. Frequented by a young clientele, the club also has a terrace where you can drink cocktails and a karaoke area. Vibrant and elegant, the atmosphere at Kopas is always full of party fun and there are often live jugglers and fire eaters.
Cafe de Museu
(C. Palau 2, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 21.00 to 3.00.
For a night of fruity cocktails and wild dancing, don't forget to visit this disco bar in the heart of the old town of Ciutadella. A fantastic bar and restaurant set in a beautiful old building close to the cathedral, with a stone interior and barrel ceiling. Frequented by a young crowd who stay to dance until late.
(Passeig des Moll, 2, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open every day from 21.00 to 5.30.
the Iguana Port is a club with free admission that is spread over two floors. The ground floor houses a disco bar with house and Latin American music, while upstairs you will find a much quieter cocktail bar with terrace.
(Carrer de Sant Joan Baptista, 6, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open Monday to Saturday from 7.30pm to 3.30am.
If the frenzy of a crowded club is not your thing, then hidden in the old quarter of Ciutadella, in an old terraced house, La Magarete is a bar with a lovely garden where you can enjoy excellent cocktails immersed in a fantastic atmosphere with of live music, independent music and DJ sets. Try one of the tempting and creative cocktails, such as the “Super Fresco” with mint, cucumber, honey, ginger and local Xoriguer gin.
(Plaça de la Llibertat, 22, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open every day from 8.00 to 3.00.
Situated directly next to the fish market, in a traditional style building with whitewashed archways, this bar has a distinct charm and has become a regular meeting place for locals and visitors to catch up on the latest happenings over a drink. In the evening, Bar Ulisses hosts a variety of live music performances which attract some great musicians as part of their summer circuit which can be enjoyed from the outside terrace. Fresh fish and seafood are the specialty of Bar Ulisses , alongside a very exotic range of gins and other spirits to choose from.
(Playa Cala'n Blanes, 1, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open every day from 10.00 to 24.00.
Set right on the seashore at Cala'n Blanes, Sa Cova is a chiringuito that serves delicious, thirst-quenching cocktails . Having perfected the mojito recipe, this beach bar is a very popular place to relax day or night, cocktail in hand. This family-run bar is appreciated for its hospitality and relaxed atmosphere.
Hola Ola Mediterranean Beach
(Cala Blanca, Carrer Llevant, 11, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open every day from 12.00 to 3.00.
Hola Ola is the perfect place to watch the Menorcan sunset while sitting on the grass by the sea and sipping on a cold beer. Pervaded by a hippie charm, this chiringuito is the most relaxed bar in Ciutadella: here you can relax for hours, day or night.
(Passage des Baladre, Cala Blanca, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open every day from 11.00 to 4.00.
A small and cozy place with a warm and smiling owner, Tony's Bar is located just off the Ciutadella seafront. The atmosphere is lively, but not frenetic, with reasonably priced drinks and hit songs from the seventies to the nineties to get people dancing.
Molí Des Comte Asador
(Av de la Constitución, 22, Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 13.00 to 16.00 and from 20.00 to 24.00.
This is one of the popular bars located near Avinguda de la Constitucio. Established in 1905 within the circular premises of a windmill dating back to 1794, this bar stays open late attracting locals and tourists for an evening drink.
Mahón: clubs, discos and bars
Mahon is a quieter town than Ciutadella, but here too there is a lively historic center with several pubs and a few restaurants open until late. The nightlife is concentrated along the Moll de Ponent , in front of the ferry terminal, where there are some disco bars where you can go to dance and drink.
Akelarre Jazz Dance Club
(Moll de Ponent, 41, 42, 43
Mahón, Menorca) Open every day from 12.00 to 4.00.
A true institution of Menorcan nights, the Akelarre is a lively bar with live jazz music and intoxicating cocktails , located in a beautiful house on the waterfront. To the rear is a small garden area for cooling off and relaxing. Live jazz and blues music is played every Thursday night, while there's a nightclub upstairs where the party goes on into the wee hours of the morning. Open daily from mid-afternoon in summer and weekends in winter only. This Jazz Club is not only famous for jazz lovers, but for all those who love evenings with excellent food, live music performances and an enchanting view of the harbour. Simply a place with atmosphere.
(Carretera del aeropuerto, Mahón, Menorca) Set in a charming garden, this restaurant and cocktail bar hosts music with DJ sets from 10pm onwards throughout the summer season. There is live music every Friday night.
(Carreró d'es Muret, 22, Mahón, Menorca) Open Friday to Sunday from 11pm to 6am.
Located in the port of Mahon, the Mambo is one of the most popular clubs for tourists and locals alike . The bar gets very busy during the summer months, during which time the outside veranda is bombarded with a variety of party-goers who stay until the wee hours of the morning. The cocktails are great and the view over the harbor is fantastic. This is definitely an ideal bar to start or even end your night.
Es Claustre Terrassa
(50 Pati del, Islas, Carrer del Claustre del Carme, Mahón, Menorca) Open Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 14.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00 and from 19.00 to 3.00.
Located in the center of the Mercat des Claustre , this unique place located in a peaceful setting offers refreshing drinks and cocktails in the afternoon and the possibility to attend musical performances at nightfall. There is a program of concerts, shows and activities every day for people looking for live music performances and varied entertainment.
(sinia des moret, Mahón, Menorca) Open Saturday and Sunday from 6.00 to 9.00.
Located next to the El Grill restaurant near the airport, the Moon Club offers different types of music every night: Chill Sessions, R'n'B, Reggae, Brazilian music and House. A great place, especially if your flight is delayed!
(Carrer Nou, 1, Mahón, Menorca) Open every day from 18.00 to 2.00.
You can't leave Menorca without going to Nou Bar , a traditional-style bar particularly loved by locals for its humble and familiar atmosphere. Many people like to come here to enjoy a couple of drinks and socialize before moving on to fancier bars.
(Plaza Espanya, 2, Mahón, Menorca) Open Monday to Friday from 12.00 to 24.00, Saturday from 12.00 to 1.00.
Come here to taste excellent tapas, mojitos, local wines or the Menorcan gin, Xoriguer . The Mirador offers great harbor views, reasonable prices and live music. If you are hungry you can try excellent hamburgers, or Iberian ham with patatas bravas. The place is located just behind the fish market.
(Carrer Pont d'es Castell, Mahon, Menorca) Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00 to 15.30 and from 20.00 to 23.00.
Cafe Mares the port, in the narrow passage of Placa Conquesta, and offers relaxing views of the sea. It is a modern style cafe and is very popular with tourists and locals alike.
More nightclubs and bars on the island of Menorca
Mai-Tai Cocktail Bar
(Son Bou shopping mall, Alayor, Menorca) Mai-Tai is a charming little bar in the heart of Son Bou that offers excellent cocktails and drinks accompanied by a large and varied selection of music until the early hours of the morning, and also offers homemade snacks and tapas as well as burgers and sandwiches from 1pm. Open 7 days a week in high season and weekends in winter only. A real holiday vibe and good night out for tourists and locals alike. The cocktails are prepared right in front of you and the Gin Tonic is a must try!
(Centro comercial La Plaza 29, Cala'n Bosch, Menorca) Open every day from 10.30 to 24.00.
A quiet pub with outdoor tables located in Cala'n Bosch.
(Cala Morell, C Andromeda, 2, Menorca) Open every day from 12.00 to 16.00 and from 19.30 to 22.30.
The hidden gem of the north coast, this beach bar is located near Ciutadella on the western side of the island. Trogloditas is located in a secluded street in Cala Morell and has an outside terrace which opens onto a magnificent view of the beach. The place serves traditional Menorcan tapas, such as Menorcan stuffed aubergines, and other delicious specialties from the island, as well as local beers. If privacy and romance are what you're looking for, this beach bar is for you.